Gouffre de Padirac

Padirac
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Description

Located in the heart of the Dordogne Valley, near Rocamadour and Sarlat, the Gouffre de Padirac is the largest underground natural heritage site in France. Your visit begins with a 103-metre descent underground by lift or stairs, followed by a walk through the caves to the pier, where you set off for a boat ride. The river takes you past the Grand Pendeloque, an impressive 60-metre-long stalactite that hangs over the Lac de la Pluie. Disembarking from the boat, you continue to the Lac des Gours and the incredible Salle du Grande Dôme whose cathedral-like ceiling rises to a height of 94 metres, revealing a multitude of geological wonders shaped by nature over millions of years. More than 25 million visitors have marvelled at the caves since its discovery by Édouard-Alfred Martel in 1889. Let’s discover underground the most beautiful place overground !

Located in the heart of the Dordogne Valley, near Rocamadour and Sarlat, the Gouffre de Padirac is the largest underground natural heritage site in France.
Your visit begins with a 103-metre descent underground by lift or stairs, followed by a walk through the caves to the pier, where you set off for a boat ride. The river takes you past the Grand Pendeloque, an impressive 60-metre-long stalactite that hangs over the Lac de la Pluie. Disembarking from the boat, you continue to the Lac des Gours and the incredible Salle du Grande Dôme whose cathedral-like ceiling rises to a height of 94 metres, revealing a multitude of geological wonders shaped by nature over millions of years.
More than 25 million visitors have marvelled at the caves since its discovery by Édouard-Alfred Martel in 1889.
Let’s discover underground the most beautiful place overground !


Information

Pets accepted

Pets accepted : No

Customers

Children, Groups, Home school groups, Students, Special rate for disabled people

Amenities

Picnic area, Bar, Toilets, Car park, Restaurant, Coach parking, Private parking, Free car park

Language spoken

German, English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese

Services

Coach access, Motorhomes allowed, Shop, Restaurant, Fast food

Min group size

Min group size : 20

Means of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash
  • Credit transfer
  • Online payment

Others Informations

  • Free under : 4

Prices

Prices
Adult 17.00 EUR
Child 12.50 EUR
Group adults 13.40 EUR
Group children From 10.00 to 12.00 EUR

Timetable

From 28/06 to 11/11/2020


Contact / Location

Le Gouffre
46500, Padirac
Gouffre de Padirac